Protracted Displacement

Support at the Thailand-Burma border.

Through the Thailand Burma Border Consortium, CWS helps provide food, shelter and capacity-building support to some 140,000 refugees from Burma in nine border camps, and to internally displaced persons across the border. CWS is a TBBC founding member. Photo: Carol Young

Forcibly displaced people, including refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), are often excluded from national development plans and mainstream development assistance and capacity-building programs. CWS recognizes the rights all of people, including those who are forcibly displaced, to lead free, dignified and productive lives. Through its country offices and local partners, in 2012 CWS worked with forcibly displaced men, women and children in eight countries to provide:

  • Community-based health care and health education
  • Vocational training and post-primary education
  • Expanded livelihood opportunities
  • Legal assistance and monitoring
  • Advocacy for the rights and protection of forcibly displaced persons

CWS is an equal opportunity employer / program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.